Cuando su barco atraque en Melbourne, le recogeremos en el puerto y le llevaremos hacia el interior para visitar el Santuario de Healesville y el tren de vapor Puffing Billy. En el santuario de la flora y fauna, se encontrará con animales nativos de Australia, incluyendo koalas, canguros, lagartos monitores y dingos. Luego diríjase al tren de vapor Puffing Billy para un paseo por la selva en este tren de un siglo de antigüedad. Esta excursión para grupos pequeños queda limitada a 24 personas, lo que garantiza una experiencia más personalizada.
Lot of fun. The train was historic and the staff went out of their way to assure your safety and enjoyment. The sanctuary is large, and their staff was also very helpful and informative. I would do this tour again!
We had to call the company when we could not find the meeting place after leaving the ship. It was in front of the Hobson's Cafe not the entrance to the pier. Would have been nice to know in advance. Nice size group of 8. Steve was our guide and was interesting and did a good job. Puffing Billy was fun. The Healsville Sanctuary was a nice zoo but it would have been better if we had a little more guidance. Lunch was sausages and onions on the grill along with some salads. After lunch we had about 2.5 hours to wander the grounds. The down side of the trip was the failure of the air conditioning on the small van about 45 mins into the tour. Steve did his best at trying to fix it then trying to get us a replacement. In the end we ended up with a very hot ride back to town. We had time for a short tour of Melbourn but it had to be cut short due to the heat.
This was a great excursion all round. A small group, but that was okay. This being my first encounter with the wildlife of Australia especially when I first saw my first kangaroo what I thought was a kangaroo was actually a wallabee. I took a lot of picture of the wallabee. Our tour guide, Steve left the group to go explore the sanctuary on our own giving us direction where to go and what to look ,while he goes to prepare our barbecue lunch. While we walking we encounter the koalas in cage doing their own thing - sleeping, sitting on a branch, - great photo opportunities. Lunch consisted of sausage and bun and salad was good. We were then told to go see the Spirits in the Sky Bird Show, this was a great show, as we saw many species of birds that are here in Australia. Wow the birds showed off what each bird were known for. The show was very entertaining. Next it was the World of Platypus show. Another interesting show and I learned a lot of facts about the platypus. When we were done with the Healesville Sanctuary, we were driven to where the Puffing Billy Steam Train ride was. This was a fun ride and the scenery was great as we rode the train. I would recommend this excursion for those visiting Australia.
The sanctuary was large and nice, with opportunity to feed a parrot and see a wombat up close. Best part was BBQ by our tour guide, Garth - yummy! The train was a non-event as it was very short and just seemed to go through people's back yards. It is open air, but does not go very fast to provide any cooling breezes. We got a bit of a tour through Melbourne too, which was nice.
The Healesville Sanctuary was fantastic, however, the train ride on Puffing Billy was so short and covered nothing interesting to see. Our driver/guide had limited knowledge of anything beyond the specific things included on the excursion and spent most of the driving portion being silent.
This was a fantastic day made all the more enjoyable by our guide Steve. Healesville Sanctuary was enjoyable and the BBQ lunch cooked by Steve a great experience. The train ride was fun and Steve then took us to feed Cockatoos which was a fun photo opportunity.
Our guide was 1 hour late picking us up but made up for it with an unscheduled stop at a bird place. Although we had "special reserved seating" we were all facing the wrong side of the train so missed many of the best views. Also, they failed to accommodate my special meal request.